How do I educate myself as an investor? This is one of the most common questions I get from readers, and it’s easily the most important. Here is a shortlist of books I would recommend to any newbie to
This is one-half of a pair of stories on how I manage my money and career as a freelance personal finance journalist. Read the other half, on how I manage my money, time, to-do list and despair as a freelancer.
Retirement investors often hear that they should build a portfolio, rather than picking stocks based on tips and gut feelings. Easy to say and, for a long time, it was hard to do. Pension funds and universities
This week's star-studded Out of the Furnace — a tale of Pennsylvania brothers mired in criminal trouble that's headlined by Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, Sam
Men typically don’t enjoy clothes shopping, and in particular the fitting element of that process — as a guy I’m qualified to speak on that: yet all men like to look good in nice clothes and sharp suits.
If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them. The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what
The stock market gods were beneficent in 2013, but economic instability and pitifully low yields mean building wealth in 2014 will be challenging. In this special 2014 Investment Guide we’ve distilled
One of the hardest parts about staying on top of your money is that life gets in the way — work, family, errands, chores, and what’s that other thing? Oh, right — having fun. For that reason, as we head
Watching the stock markets rise and fall, you can imagine why a total beginner might be frozen with fear. A thousand points in six months! Two hundred point drops! Booms and busts! Which are the best our
To do so, he interviewed more than 500 of the most successful men in the U.S. at the time, such as Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab. The result of his findings, "Think and Grow Rich,"
Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest men in the world. The chief executive officer and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) has successfully navigated decades of market turmoil, becoming
An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer